Beach Parking at Gateway

Parking Fees

There are no entrance fees for Gateway National Recreation Area. However, there is a charge for beach parking from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day at Jacob Riis Park in Queens, N.Y. and at Sandy Hook, N.J.
One hundred percent of the fees collected at national parks are used by the National Park Service for the improvement and maintenance of park facilities and programming. Eighty percent of the fees collected here are used to enhance the visitor experience.
Effective May 29, 2021 beach parking fees wil be $20 per day and $100 per season at Jacob Riis Park and Sandy Hook.
FAQs Fee Increase at Jacob Riis Park
FAQs Fee Increase at Sandy Hook

Beach Parking at Jacob Riis Park

Jacob Riis Park, Queens: Beach parking is $20 per day or $100 per season for most vehicles. For oversized vehicles (more than 20 feet), charge is $50 per day or $200 per season. Hours of collection are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Season passes are only available Monday-Friday.

Beach Parking at Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook, N.J.: Beach parking is $20 per day or $100 per season for most vehicles. For oversized vehicles (more than 20 feet), charge is $50 per day or $200 per season. Hours of collection are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Are there Beach Parking discounts?

Yes. America the Beautiful Access Pass and America the Beautiful Senior Passes holders receive a 50% discount.

**Please note that America the Beautiful Annual pass holders do NOT receive a discount on expanded amenities fees such as beach parking.

Active Military Members and U.S. Military Veterans who own an America the Beautiful Annual Pass will receive free beach parking at Gateway. Active duty military photo identification will be required at all times to verify ownership of the Annual Pass. Vehicle Hang Tag is to be displayed at all times. (Hang tag is issued with annual pass.)

 

Where to obtain passes at Gateway

"America the Beautiful" interagency passes are only sold at parks with entrace fees. Gateway does not charge an entrance fee, so this pass is not sold at any unit of Gateway.

Visitors may obtain America the Beautiful Access or Senior Passes at the following sites throughout the year. Unless otherwise mentioned, sites are open during normal business hours seven days a week. Senior passes are $80.

Please note that at this time passes are only being sold online. All sites are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jamaica Bay Unit:

  • Floyd Bennett Field Visitor Contact Station (Brooklyn), (718)-338-3799;
  • Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (Queens), (718)-318-4340.

Sandy Hook Unit:

  • Lighthouse Keepers Quarters, (732)-872-5970.
  • Entrance station (summers only.)

Staten Island Unit:

  • Miller Field Visitor Contact Station (Wednesday - Sunday), (718)-354-7122.

Last updated: June 25, 2021

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